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Filing The Articles Of Organization In Michigan For An LLC

When you’re registering your LLC in Michigan, you’ll need to file for the Articles of Organization. So, read on as we provide you with all the steps that you need to successfully start your LLC.


Articles of Organization Michigan

1 – Acquire Your Articles Of Organization Forms

The required forms can be easily found online via the website. You can easily download the Articles of Organization and mail them in when you’re finished. However, you’ll need to complete the step below based on the method that you desire.

Finding Your Articles Of Organization For Michigan

Option 1

You’ll need to click on the following link below in order to access the Articles Of Organization. The link will direct you to the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website in the Michigan Department. When you get to the sign-in page, you’ll need to specify that you’re forming a new company. After you’ve completed this selection, you’ll need to select the form that applies to your choice.

Option 2

When you visit the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website, you’ll be able to download a PDF version of the Articles of Organization. You’ll then need to complete the form and mail it back to the department in person. The Articles of Organization will need to be submitted to the Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau Office.

2 – Filling Out The Articles Of Organization Form

For this step, we’ll provide you with the necessary steps to easily complete the form. As such, you’ll need to get a hold of the following information:
* Business Purpose
* The Entity Name
* The Duration Of The LLC
* The Registered Agents Name And Address
* The Governing Authority

The Entity Name

One of the most important things you can do for your business has a clever and innovative business name. However, this isn’t as important as ensuring that your business has a name that is legally accurate. So, when you’re choosing a name for your LLC, you’ll need to follow the naming guidelines and check to see that it isn’t already in use by another entity.

Naming Guidelines In Michigan

* Your LLC name should include one of the abbreviations such as LLC, L.C., LC, L.L.C., or the phrase Limited Liability Company.
* When coming up with a suitable name, you’re not allowed to imply that the LLC is formed for purposes outside of what you indicated on the form.
* The name of your LLC should not contain words such as incorporated or corporation. Additionally, you’re not legally able to include inc or corp either.

When it comes to naming your LLC there are tons of other restricted words that cannot be used. So don’t forget to check up on those before you settle on a name for your LLC. In the case of an LLC that is low-profit, you’ll need to ensure that your name contains the abbreviation l.3.c or L.3.C. These can be included with or without the periods.

Check Name Availability

Before you register your LLC in Michigan, you’ll need to determine if the name is available. This can be done when you visit the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website.

Business Purpose

Within the state of Michigan, you can form LLCs for just about any type of activity. However, it must be legal and non-prohibited. So, keep in mind that the purpose of your business depends on licensing, tax-deductions, or tax-exemptions from a professional licensing company or the IRS.

Duration Of The LLC

If you’re planning to dissolve your LLC, you’ll need to include the date that you’re dissolving the LLC.

Your Registered Agents Name And Address

Your agent is the person who sends and accepts documents for your LLC. So, if you’re registering your LLC in Michigan, you’ll need their full name and reachable address. Your agent can be anyone over the 18 as long as they’re living in Michigan and they must be available during regular working hours.

Additional Provisions

If you’re intending for your LLC to be managed by members, you’ll need to indicate that in Article 5. In the case where you don’t the assumption will be made that the management aspects will be done by the members of the LLC.

3 – Filing The Articles Of Organization

Before you can register your LLC you’ll need to file for the Articles of Organization. The following are the two main ways to do so:

Option 1

You can file the document with the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website. You’ll need to select 700 under the Domestic Liability Company and input the details.

Option 2

The Articles of Organization can be easily accessed from the website of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The regular filing fee is usually $50. When you mail in your application, you’ll need to send it to the Corporations Division of the Department of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs in Lansing. Their full address can be found on their website.

If you’re planning to submit in person you can do so to the in-person address found on their site.